Biological Hazard in Canada on August 04 2016 03:39 AM (UTC).
The Capital Regional District is issuing an advisory about blue-green algae at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. Visitors are advised to avoid Beaver Lake, and to keep animals on a leash to stop them them from drinking or swimming in the lake. Ingesting the water may cause a range of symptoms, from headaches and abdominal pain in humans, to lethal liver damage in dogs. These toxic algae blooms are unpredictable, but typically happen over the winter months.